Salt Lake City, UT – The documentary "Murderball" follows a set of world-class athletes competing in an extreme sport, but it's anything but usual. Murderball is the nick-name for Quad Rugby, an official paralympic sport that tests the skills of its quadriplegic participants. RadioWest is joined by Andy Cohn of Team USA, and two players from Utah's own Murderball team, Brian Horne and Tim Daynes.
Salt Lake City, UT – Earlier this month, the Salt Lake County Council voted down a proposal to extend domestic partner benefits to county employees. RadioWest explores the meaning of that decision: are these kind of benefits a slippery slope toward the eventual endorsement of same sex relationships? Is there a trend toward these benefits among American companies?
Salt Lake City, UT – The Salt Lake Tribune's Matt Canham has written a series on the the shrinking majority of Mormons in Utah. RadioWest talks to Canham, along with historian Will Bagley, demographer Pam Perlich and political scientist Mathew Burbank about what this trend means for the state.
Cedar City, UT – We are wrapping up our week in Southern Utah by showcasing a remarkable play from the Utah Shakespearean Festival. It's Irish playwright Marie Jones' story of Charlie and Jake, two men from a rural village in Ireland who get jobs as extras for a Hollywood film crew that's come to town. It's a lot of work for the two actors who by the end will have performed fifteen different characters.
Washington, D.C. – Republican Utah Senator Orrin Hatch has taken part in confirmation hearings for 8 of the 9 current Supreme Court justices. He knows the process, and he had some advice for Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts. Benjamin Shaw caught up with Hatch immediately after he met with Roberts.
Salt Lake City, UT – A Utah state Senator from St. George is taking on Orrin Hatch in the 2006 election. Representative Steve Urquart says he isn't worried about the Senator's senior status or hefty campaign warchest. He says its time for a change. KUER's Jenny Brundin reports.
Washington, D.C. – A new report by the Congressional Management Foundation shows U.S. Senators are sent up to eight million pieces of mail a year and 83 million emails. And almost every item gets a response. The more powerful individual lawmakers become, the more mail they receive. But do Senators read the letters? And do they ever change their minds becuase of pressure from back home? Laura Strickler reports from our Capitol Hill Bureau.